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homophone

a written letter or combination of letters that represents the same speech sound as another
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"Your recent columns on homophones coupled with the weekend snowstorm got me thinking about a group of similar words," she wrote once the furnace came back on.
These groups of homophones are so popular that T-shirts are made about them.
Every one of the 721 words in the passageyou've just read is a homophone. Illuminating the more elusiveones, auld is the first word in auld lang syne, a gneiss is a rock, mai is the first part of mai tai, fora is a plural of forum, Yul refers to actor Yul Brynner, caul is an intestinal covering, mi is a note on the musical scale, a wight is a creature, an awn is a slender bristle, and a wain is a farm vehicle.
OK, so the joke didn't end well, and it started with a series of homophones and ended with a homonym, but you have to give me some credit.
past tense is preceded by a homophone of the present tense
The last four digits on the license plates of both vehicles are 9555, which are considered auspicious numbers, because in Mandarin 9 (?) is a homophone with "long-lasting" (?), and 5 (?) sounds like the word for "me".
A spell-checker won't catch that homophone problem, so you need to be on the ball.
Joyless feminists warned he was a misogynist and a homophone.
Both the song title and the artist's name, itself a homophone, summon memories of the classic literary masterpiece "To Kill a Mockingbird." While the book challenges one's thoughts by introducing interesting characters, metaphors, and topics of social importance, so too this novel song places various themes in the forefront in a way that only rhythm and music truly can.
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These fine establishments feature "sexy wait-staff," said Twin Restaurants; and, accordingly, it argued its patrons would clearly understand Knotty Brunette to be a homophone for "naughty brunette." Perhaps not coincidentally, B.J.'s brew's advertising features a depiction of an attractive young lady, in fetching 1940s pin-up style.
This is because its homophone is the Chinese word for death.